Scott Sets Meet Record in the Pole Vault

Dec. 8, 2007


=msonormal><?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″?>Manhattan, Kan. – Sophomore Jordan Scott set a new meet record in the men’s pole vault as three Jayhawks won their respective events in their season debuts for the University of Kansas men’s and women’s track and field teams at the KSU All-Comers meet in Manhattan, Kan. on Saturday afternoon. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Scott won the pole vault with a KSU All-Comers meet record vault of 5.24 meters (17-02.25 feet). Scott broke the record in which he set last year by a half an inch (17-01.75 feet).

Senior Julius Jiles won the 60-meter dash for the men in a time of 7.96 while sophomore Lauren Bonds won the women’s 3,000-meter run as the first of three consecutive Jayhawks to cross the finish line. Bonds completed the event in 10:13.89 with senior Hayley Harbert finishing in 2nd place in a time of 10:21.15 and sophomore Kellie Schneider finishing in 3rd place in a time of 10:50.48.

Kansas also fared well in the women’s pole vault and 400-meter dash. Senior Libby Harmon and freshman Julia Cummings finished in second place in the pole vault with each vaulting 3.65 meters (11-11.75 feet). In the 400-meter dash, juniors Victoria Howard (58.46) and Sha’Ray Butler (59.90) placed second and third for the Jayhawks.

Four other Jayhawks, senior Maresia Pencil in the women’s 600-yard run (1:23.68), senior Matt Baysinger in the men’s 600-yard run (1:12.54) sophomore Rachel Gruenbacher in the women’s 800-meter run (2:22.81) and Crystal Manning in the women’s 200-meter dash (25.90), ran to second-place finishes.

The Jayhawks return to action at the Arkansas Invitational on January 11.